Which country is the single best place in the whole world to live in?Not travel, but live.
>>2456537Switzerland.Really it depends on what you like.This is a question you should research for yourself.
>>2456559I've spent 35 years researching it and still haven't found the answer.
>>2456563Sounds like depression.
>>2456559It's not exactly great for foreigners. Locals not too fond to hang out with you, women are meh, everything costs an arm and a leg. Nature is beautiful and my salary is high though.
>>2456537Depends on how rich you are.>Climate wiseAnything in Scandinavia, Baltics or north Japan, Canada >FinanciallyUSA is the biggest pot of money on this planet. People shit on it, but nowhere else is it that easy to make money. People spend far more, wages for professionals are far higher, it's much easier to run a business, taxes are much lower. If you want to make money, there are few better places that won't strangle you with corruption bureaucracy and regulations>Financially if you already have moneySwitzerland, or Monaco if you like the whole Mediterranean beach resort vibe, also virtually any other of the previously listed places>cooming Eastern europe, iceland, SEA>Overall quality of life etc top picksSwitzerland, Taiwan, Estonia, Finland, You'll notice I'm mostly excluding the less developed world, because those places may be fun to visit, but suck to live in for any prolonged period of time.
>>2456569>peoplePajeets are not people
>>2456599how is iceland for cooming?
>>2456599>Estonia, Finland,Please explain. Taiwan and Switzerland I understand, but haven't visited Estonia or Finland.
>>2456604>>2456615Just their culture, like you'll literally be approached by women and they'll buy you drinks not the other way around. If you're a halfway decent looking man it's hard not to get laid there, and unlike SEA no one will expect you to pay for it. >>2456622Good climate, western living standards, nice nature, no crime. Estonia specifically is relatively easy to move to/get a visa even if you don't have an EU passport. Both relatively cheap, clean, developed etc. In general two very developed high trust societies in one of the best biomes on the planet without the issues of western Europe. For tax and business purposes Estonia is great especially, you simply don't have to deal with as much bureaucratic swamp as in much of the rest of Europe.
>>2456537Bali, Thailand, Hawaiinothing beats the beautiful beaches, chill island lifestyle, tropical environment
>>2456679Is Iceland just full of uggo beta men or something? What gives? What’s the hook?
>>2456729Iceland is the Saudi Arabia of feminism, so hooking up with "muh strong independent womyn" shouldn't be difficult since they think they are Men.
>>2456537Sex cum woman
>>2456569Tell me how I know you never lived in Canada. Place is a boring expensive shithole. Even if my rent and food was free I still wouldn't live there.
>>2456599>taiwanWhy? Its just Japan with less infrastructures and better food imoFucking hot in summer too
>>2456559I agree with >>2456594. There is a lot that is undeniably really great about Switzerland. It’s pretty, extremely functional, wealthy, clean, and safe. Well-located for quick, cheap trips to other parts of Europe (and beyond, to a lesser extent—there’s no time or cost advantage over North America when traveling to Asia, for example, and the Americas or Caribbean are farther and more expensive to get to). High salaries, and at least in a handful of fields, more than a few good professional opportunities for well-qualified expatriates.But it’s also small, expensive, and inward-looking. The “biggest cities” aren’t real global centers, just provincial towns with unusually rich populations and higher concentrations of bankers (or UN bureaucrats, if we’re talking about Geneva) than you find in most countries. Particularly among the Swiss German-speaking majority, it’s not a friendly or welcoming place. And across all language groups there’s a lot of stuffiness and rigidity that isn’t always as logical or helpful as people pretend it is. People adhere to a lot of rules and are vehement about ensuring that newcomers adhere as well, even if these rules don’t actually improve quality of life or make society more functional. They’re just doing what’s always been done as a matter of standard operating procedure rather than efficiency. It mostly works, no question. But there’s a lot of complacency and little interest in innovation. It’s very interesting to me that so many people here (elsewhere too) romanticize the Swiss model as earthly perfection. I always wonder what they’re fantasizing about, and wonder if they’ve actually spent time here. Don’t get me wrong—I enjoy a great quality of life here and am grateful to have received permanent* residency. But I won’t stay forever, and they don’t really want me to.>*CH revokes “PR” if you leave for 6 months, have to restart a years-long process to return
>>2456991>It’s very interesting to me that so many people here (elsewhere too) romanticize the Swiss model as earthly perfection. I always wonder what they’re fantasizing about, and wonder if they’ve actually spent time here.Switzerland and Japan are exactly the same in this aspect, wonderful to visit as a tourist, jading for immigrants aka expats who didn't manage to go further.It's actually really funny to compare expat communities in the two countries, they're so similar despite being halfway around the world.
>>2457001>jading for immigrants aka expats who didn't manage to go further.By “didn’t manage to go further,” you mean didn’t become citizens? I actually know a lot of people who’ve obtained Swiss citizenship; many of them have a lot of the same gripes more temporary expats do. The country doesn’t get bigger or less provincial when you get a pretty red passport. >It's actually really funny to compare expat communities in the two countries, they're so similar despite being halfway around the world.I only know a couple of long-term expats in Japan, but I think there are some key differences—Japanophiles are more likely to fetishize Japanese culture before they come; hardly anybody says that his name is Wilhelm Tell-sama and he’s been training on the crossbow since childhood, and looks forward to attending a leading Fachhochschule. People come to Switzerland with a vague civic rather than cultural boner, if not just with CHF signs in their eyes (and really, it’s the latter 999 times out of 1000). And I think that something like integration is closer to feasible in Switzerland than it ever would be in glorious Nihon, even if for nearly all of us it is an unlikely long shot.
>>2456599>Taiwan LOLOLYou must be mememing, I lived there for three fucking years and couldn't wait to get out. I will never get the fucking Taiwan meme on this board.
>>2457085why was it so bad? the poster you replied to is some weird zhang in disguise, but nevertheless I don't think I've heard anyone shit on taiwan this much
>>2457020>By “didn’t manage to go further,” you mean didn’t become citizens?More like landed a position in Switzerland and didn't manage to move on to another country or back home after a couple years.They plan to stay "temporarily" and end up staying for the rest of their working life.If they don't adapt then they tend to become bitter.
>>2456679Im a 5'5 manlet visiting the Faroes for 3-4 days this fallWhat are my odds of getting laid with a scandinavian cutie?
>>2457210>If they don't adapt then they tend to become bitter.I guess I don’t see that much real bitterness around. It’s very easy to settle for Switzerland, imperfections notwithstanding, concluding that what’s available here is better than the alternative would be in their countries of origin or another country (and that is nearly always a question of money—we‘ve had the option of moving to other countries in Europe, but it would mean pay cuts of 20-60%; only going back to our country of origin could we realistically expect a small raise). I think the ones who get truly bitter get out. I think that complaining about some things is just an aspect of expat life everywhere. It’s an aspect of life at home for most people. I suppose I’m just not that familiar with expat culture in Japan, perhaps the bitterness is deeper or worse there. I do know that early in my career I spent a couple of years in Thailand, where I met a few resident foreigners with a lot of resentment of their hosts; some people really seemed to hate Thailand. I think a lot of the unhappiest of those people were genuinely stuck, without much in the way of money or opportunities to move on, which doesn’t really happen here. I think people here are mostly pretty relaxed about life’s headaches if they hang around more than a couple of years. My point in posting above wasn’t to suggest that Switzerland sucks, but that people who think it’s the best country on earth don’t usually seem to know what they’re talking about.
>>2456724>garbage hot beachesEverything beats that though.
>>2457001I’ve been in Japan for 8 years and I’m quite comfy here. The people who seemed most disappointed didn’t learn the language and/or expected some sort of special treatment. They either thought Japan would be super racist to people not like their own race/nationality, or they thought women would worship them for their race/nationality. The boring fact is 99% of Japanese people really do not give a shit if you’re foreign and will treat you completely normally. The normalness terrifies a lot of people because it’s their first time not getting special treatment of some sort, and they end up warping it along with their inability to speak Japanese and launch ahead to an instant CEO position in 2 years as racism. If you speak Japanese and you’re content with basically being invisible and living a fairly average life, Japan is great. If you want to party everyday or feel special and above others in some way, you’re going to leave bitter and angry. I think a lot of people still assume the 70s/80s period where Japan wanted to become like America or France is still true, and they don’t realize the average Japanese person is literally seeing dozens of whites a day in rural small towns and hundreds in cities. Their bubble is popped quickly and they can’t accept being average.
>>2457359this doesn't change the fact that the expat community in Japan is probably the worst out of any country in the world. 90% of them are bitter failures or depressed disillusioned weebs.I'm not the guy you replied to, but I lived in Japan for 3 years and honestly one of the hardest things was not being able to find good expat friends. I didn't want to live in a bubble, just have some acquaintances who share a similar cultural mindset.
>>2457277Slim to none. You will be but a dwarf there.
>>2456599Redpoll me on the US being the best for making cash. I hear this all the time but whenever I’ve tried to start businesses or when I get one off the ground, the government takes 1/3 in taxes, and regulates the fuck out of me. If other countries are worse it’s unironically game over.
>>2457361>I'm not the guy you replied to, but I lived in Japan for 3 years and honestly one of the hardest things was not being able to find good expat friends. I didn't want to live in a bubble, just have some acquaintances who share a similar cultural mindset.Hong Kong is unironically good for non-beta/dweeb expats. Some total chads wandering Hong Kong
>>2457590HK seems like a nice place to live if you have a well-paying job. Shame about the political situation
>>2456569Hilarious joke anon
>>2456569Absolutely fucking not unless you're a massive innawoods autist who lives near Crown Lands, the Rockies or Cape Breton Island. Even then you are still ruled over by the absolute worst mix of good goy frogs and anglomutts the world has ever seen while continually being invaded by chinks, pajeets and pavement apes imported by the ton. Fuck this country. I cannot wait to gtfo next year.
>>2457593>K seems like a nice place to live if you have a well-paying jobThat's the exact kind of filter that keeps the quality decent. It's professionals Most baller guy I met was an exec for BP with a phd in catalysis from the 80s.Threw a bunch of parties with filipinas that networked with his wife.
>>2457305I'm an expat in Japan. So far as I've seen, the higher your Japanese proficiency is, the less likely you are to be a bitter gaijin.
Gotta be USA. There's incredible variety in climate, politics, scenery, hobbies, etc. You can make good money there if you're competent. Taxes are reasonable
I think I will try to save up and move to SEA in the long term, maybe Latin America as well.The entire West is a shithole so may as well move to a warm and comfy shithole.
>>2457973Why is it a shithole?
In my experience>Thailand>Philippines>Kenya>t. live in Thailand but miss PH and Kenya
>>2457586get a jew accountant, no seriously. if you aren't getting audited, you aren't trying hard enough.
>>2457974I don't like Canada. USA/Australia are just alternate Canadas and Europe you make 30k/yr, taxed 50% and live in a pod.
>>2458009>NEED... MORE.... MONEY.... ABOVE ALL ELSE....kikebrained mutt
>>2457590Hong Kong is a fucking shithole
>>2457359I would have any problems if I live in a small town as a foreigner? I mean, you described what I expected from Japan, but I thought I would have forced to live in the bigger cities because of discrimination.I'm white btw
>>2457359This. i was there in the early 2000's and caught the tail end of being an "exotic gaijin". I'd be out with a black friend of mine and people would stop to take pictures with us. that doesn't happen anymore. when gaijin became gaikokujin, it was all over. >you will never be gaijin>YWNBG
>>2457971>Gotta be USA. There's incredible variety in climate, politics, scenery, hobbies, etc. You can make good money there if you're competent. Taxes are reasonableWhile I get the spirit of where this comment comes from and don't necessarily disagree, I will present the dissenting opinion.That dissent hinges upon one fact: despite all of this diveristy, you will be choosing ONE physical location to live in. You won't be living long term across all of these.Is USA a jack of all trades master of none?For our racists out there, america has niggers and a lot of em. Our 1 megacity, NYC, is full of nigs. Asian cities will have better urban transportation options, better airports, cheaper taxis, and more.Taxes: USA taxes are only reasonable compared to total tax shitholes like EU/canada, which I do admit are numerous. In 2 of our more desirable cities/states (NYC/california), you're looking at an instant +10% on your overall income tax rate.hong kong, singapore, and most of the middle east tax mog the hell out of USA in terms of taxes.Diversity of hobbies is probably the one true unequivocal win. We've got basically everything...but now that I think about it...how much does an individual care about every hobby being present? You probably have a couple you want to go deep into.If your hobby is surfing, a lot of international destinations mog the hell out of USA surfing, barring the hawaii scene. Surfing in say....north carolina or florida exists, but it is jack of all trades tier.Diversity of climate...sorta. We've got 2-3 real tropical options and the nicer ones are some of the most expensive places to live on the planet (hawaii/coastal california).A ton of USA's landmass is some variant of Ohio's humid continental climate.Whatever you do end up choosing, it's probably one of the most expensive variants of that setup in the world, although likewise the most developed.We also house American Baby Boomers, which is a unique downside.
>>2458152>Hong Kong is a fucking shitholeI'm interested in discussing. What makes HK a shithole to you?Real estate prices? That's probably the biggest thing and countered by not being a poorfag. I will admit that HK requires some serious cash to enjoy long term. Average or slightly above average earnings will be coping in HK. It's a high $ place.City cleanliness?Local mannerisms and etiquette?Something else?What do you like in the world?
>>2458041Oh yeah I forgot. North America is a hyper individualistic low trust society where everyone is out for themselves and hates each other. Same for Europe but even more arrogant and cold. No values on culture, community etc. Just about maintaining your social credits by virtue signaling.
If you plan for a family: Germany is very chill.The south is pretty nice.>With wife and kids the taxes are pretty ok. Plus you get lots of social gibs like 250€/month for each kid.>Can't easily get fired from your job too, so not constantly being worried about it. >35h week + 32 paid day offs + public holidays>Overwork restricted to 10h per day by law>Free university and school, no need to pay shit for your kids education>Traveling is cheap (5h by car to italy for example)>Nature is artificial and meh but you can always find trees and fresh air to walk around>Infrastructure is ok, not the best but it works usually>Can drink tap water>Food is regulated, so not too much poison, genetics, etc included+>Christmas markets>Good beer>Fun car culture (which I like personally). Always can find some smaller car meetups at gas stations on friday night. Fun to make friends.>People talk very direct and don't lie to you or fake smile>Tons of summer festivals (medieval, music, pop, metal, art, etc.)>Lots of history and historic places to visit>One of the safest places with very low crime rate>Mild temperature (could be a bit sunnier though)>Great nightclubs if you are into itMany complain about the country being flooded with migrants, etc. But honestly you have that anywhere except maybe Japan or poor countries. After all you won't really see them often anyway if you live in country side which I recommend.
>>2457586the U.S. is the best for making cash because they have the most affluent consumer market in the world and there's 300 million of them.
>>2457361> moving across the planet and being able to live with zero support and a language you barely speak makes you a failureEveryone I know who still lives in the west bitches to me constantly about how shit life is and how Mr. Shekelberg keeps putting up their rent by 20% each year and their fat missus gained another 10kgMy rent hasn't changed in 4 years> thriving, moisturised, in my element dot jpg
>>2458160> HK expat population rapidly declining> All the escapees shitting up the other good places in Asia now > "trust me bro it's fucking great"
>>2456594You can't buy land as a foreigner either right? They'll lease it to you for a long time or something? Anyone more knowledgeable know?
>>2456599>>2458213>>2457971the US is only financially beneficial in the sense that it has the cheapest and loosest credit in the world and all of world history. easy to get rich if you can use debt effectively
>>2458396>You can't buy land as a foreigner either right?You only need to get authorization to buy certain types of properties—you can’t easily buy a rental property you never plan to live in yourself (so no permanent Airbnbs or foreign absentee landlords), and you can’t buy property at all if you don’t have a residence permit (and buying property won’t get you a residence permit). There are restrictions on the sale of commercial land, also, but it varies by canton and permission can usually be requested. But if you’re authorized to live in Switzerland it’s not usually a problem to buy a house to live in or land to build on, it’s just eye-wateringly expensive. So nobody here is ever establishing a fantasy subsistence farm or doomsday prepper compound, but I know a number of resident foreigners who own homes.>They'll lease it to you for a long time or something? You may be thinking of the fact that it’s standard practice in Swiss real estate for people to buy property with mortgages that are almost interest-only, so few property owners ever pay them off in full. But it’s not a lease. >Anyone more knowledgeable know?https://www.ch.ch/en/housing/homeownership/buying-property/purchasing-property-in-switzerland-as-a-foreign-na#do-you-need-authorisation
>>2456724i wanna just surf all day and fuck beach babes but ive never done either how based is hawaii
>>2458303what even are good places for rich expats from HK to emigrate to?Singapore is a good alternative, although their property market is fucked hard right now and the rents have doubled.
>>2458593>i wanna just surf all day and fuck beach babes but ive never done either how based is hawaiiI'm just getting into surfing anon.getting started by doing a season in la union PH with a place a 5min walk to the waves. All things considered it is a pretty affordable spot to start my surfing journey For your progress in surfing, frequency of access to quality waves will be the #1 factor I've heard. It makes sense, as it will let you get more repsIf I repatriate to USA, I'm considering Hawaii (assuming I continue to enjoy the surfing hobby). Nowhere else in USA like it for surfing West coast water is cold af.How old are you?
>>2458597shit must be nice to be able to wake up and first thing you do is hit the waves while the sun comes upim 21 hoping for a get rich quick scheme, i want to travel now even though im broke, everyone says 20s are the best time to travel and ill live on the beaches when im older ive had too much cold weather
>>2458301>>moving across the planet and being able to live with zero support and a language you barely speak makes you a failureno, working for years in a dead-end job that pays $30k a year, making no effort to integrate, having no friends and marrying the first 3/10 gaijin hunter that shows you a bit of attention makes you a failure. and that's the majority of the japan """"expat"""" scene
>>2458600>, i want to travel now even though im broke, everyone says 20s are the best time to travelI think it depends. I would just say go before your looks fade (skin quality, hairline, etc). You have to give your genetics an honest read on that one.Some black dudes look 30 at age 45 and it's sort of nuts.I like that I've got enough $ to not have to leave where I am visiting + my education allows me to earn more remotely, but I wish I had a more youthful look. That's pretty much the only thing I'd change outside of austim. I'm 30 and look 30 or 35. Some people might flatter me by saying 27-28, but I don't believe it lol.>>2458600>shit must be nice to be able to wake up and first thing you do is hit the waves while the sun comes upyessir. friends I've met are doing 2x sessions per day. Plus, bus loads of girls coming in from the cities every weekend. Kino
>>2456537I have lived in 9 countries. Honestly, every place I move to I complain about a lot, and then I miss it as soon as I leave.It's hard to say where was the best, but if I had to choose I'd probably pick Singapore. It's a fantastic place to live and travel from -- there's not a great deal to do there except for going out for food and drinks, but the travel is so fucking convenient, and they pay a lot so you can easily afford it. The living conditions are also incomparable with almost any other place. The weather is annoying though.
>>2458604>my education allows me to earn more remotelycomputer science?theres always ways to look younger anon, gonna try volufiline 100% heard good things
>>2458610>accidentally fly in with a forgotten, miniscule amount of drugs in some pocket>get executed
>>2460497I wish this post was accurate and they actually executed degenerates like you.
>>2460502Why so bitter, anon?
>>2460497It's simple. Don't do drugs. Problem solved.
>>2460497>Oh noes I can't do meth or suck for meth what will I do?!?!KYS degenerate
>>2456679Finland is definitely not relatively cheap, climate is good if you do not mind 5 months of snow
>>2456599>>Climate wise>Anything in Scandinavia, Baltics or north Japan, Canadanigga you what
>>2456599>>Overall quality of life etc top picks>Estoniaoh i seebless you, honey
>>2456537Safety is number one for me, the next thing is how developed the country is, only Japan can satisfy both of these factors. Japan is incredibly safe (crime wise) first world country, it also highly developed, it's not perfect (like the legal system for example) but it is still the best. >>2456559too many non whites, Switzerland is multicultural shithole>>2456569too many blacks, refugees, too much liberalism>>2456599>Balticstoo many russians, the Balts themselves after many years of occupation and rusification act like russians/slavs, also increadiby poor and corrupt for European countries, I was in Vilnius, in somewhat central location and there were still early 20th century wooden cottages (in a very neglected poor state) and actual outhouses like in the middle of the city, Also it looked like majority of population were alcoholics.>scandinaviawould be perfect but too many non whites, immigrants, refugees, too many no go zones, too much crime. Sweden would be the number 1 country in the world if it didn't have any non whites.>>2456604>icelandtiny country with tiny population and relatively high number of refugees/non whites>estoniasee Baltics, too poor, too russian>>2456724>Hawaiinever been there, but heard many good things about it, probably best place in USA>>2457277are you black/shitskin if yes then 100%>>2457993>KenyaAfrica in general is the worst place of all worst places. South Africa is best out of all Africa, as long as one stays with whites, even then it's like a warzone in certain places(Johannesburg), and generally not safe in most other places
The United Kingdom
>>2457586Don’t listen to the glownigger memes- they soresd this shit to attract people here. This country is a thirdworld shithole. Most peoppe make zero money.
>>2458568And if you’re locked out of that, then it’s literally brazil.
Its hard to say. All countries have their share of problems, some obvious more than others. It just depends on what you can put up with and what you value the most. >>2458213>Is USA a jack of all trades master of none?I think that is a really good way to explain most of our country for things.>>2461021If I wasn't living in the US, I would probably seriously look into Japan. I'd always be a foreigner to them, but I'd try my best there. Most my consooming goes towards Japanese products anyways (Yugioh, Godzilla). I'm close to being a Japanophile anyways, although I do think it would be hard to live in the city based on my experience there. Maybe the outskirts of the city or closer to the rural area would be nice.
>>2458294I fantasize about buying a house in a German village sometimes but in the end I know I wouldn’t be able to assimilate. I’m in my 30s already and I don’t know German.
>>2456803>>2456729It's so inbred, it's less hassle to fuck a traveler than a local. They don't have to check you in the app to make sure you're not a cousin.>>2460972He doesn't like to be boiled alive.
>>2462633Where are you from, what's your background? Most Germans can't afford to buy a house here, it's expensive. But if you land a job with good payment? Maybe it can work. There are jobs that only require English and you can go to a language school at night or so.
>>2462943America. Pennsylvania. I teach at a university. It’s mostly just a fantasy. One day I might buy a house in Europe, but it’s not likely to be Germany as much as I like to be.
>>2456569High taxes, everything is expensive, people worship the state and its institutions, governments more heavily interfere and regulate people and your "freedoms", a weak submissive people who lack a spirit of rebellion or resistance. The state is god. Tons of asians / poo's in Canada vs Americas black diversity. Remember, over the past 3 years Canada enforced nazi style lockdowns where your basic rights to travel were revoked with forced vaccines, hotel concentration camps, forced masks, forced government tracking apps (arrivecan), forced business shutdowns, forced curfews, government even tried to take away peoples EI (unemployment insurance which you are forced to pay in to incase you lose your job) if they were fired for not taking the vax. Forced covid testing, even churches were shut down and state agents going to peoples houses to make sure they "quarantine" for 2 weeks and random calls on your phone. Canada is a shithole.Take it from me, I got $10k in fines for travelling as a Canadian to Canada and moved to the USA. Atleast in the USA theres still a greater spirit of freedom and resistance and a very heavily armed populace which government would have a very hard time disarming. You'd think if the states tried doing the shit Canada did to its people that people would rebel more, or the state agents would be hesitant to try to enforce such tyranny because they would be afraid they'd get shot at by freedom lovers which rings support to the quote "when the government fears the people, there is liberty"
>>2463106that's oddly based of canadians.
>>2463107Well im an ancap and dont believe the government should exist period or involved in anything, especially killing people which could eventually lead to the state using this to kill people it deems "undesirable" or a "net drain" on society, because Canada is quite socialized government controls many things like healthcare so they say who does and doesnt get service.I have no issues with what people do with their own bodies, including killing themselves, thats anyones right.
>>2456537Unironically Singapore, if you have a good income. It just pips Switzerland because of shops dont all shut from Saturday evening onwards in Singapore.
Japan for me. And since I now live in Japan, so far so good.
>>2458610This, from the perspective of mid-30s onwards. Everything just works and you never really worry about personal safety im Singapore. Its boring, but all of Asia is within easy reach.
>>2463210Which city anon kun?
>>2458610>he travel is so fucking convenient, and they pay a lot so you can easily afford it. The living conditions are also incomparable with almost any other place. The weather is annoying though.>>2463212>This, from the perspective of mid-30s onwards. Everything just works and you never really worry about personal safety im Singapore. Its boring, but all of Asia is within easy reach.Sounds to me like the best would be to earn money online and live in a nice neighborhood of one of these places "within easy reach"For example, I earn 230k USD/year online from the region right now. I'm still in the proces of picking my base, but I doubt I'd pick singapore.I know for in-person income in SEA singa is king tho.My time living in Hong Kong was similar, as a young man. Good place to earn money to spend somewhere else.
>>2464989Yes I think the situation changes a lot when you don't have to earn income in person.I worked in Singapore and even though I was pretty much 100% remote, the immigration laws are quite strict and you can't really just fuck off and live in Thailand. If you have online income, you don't care.
>>2464989>For example, I earn 230k USD/year online from the region right now. I'm still in the proces of picking my base, but I doubt I'd pick singapore.What do you do that offers online income like that, anon?
>>2456537>Which country is the single best place in the whole world to live in?>Not travel, but live.I'm trying to figure this out as well anon.The principle to start with is that the best place comes and goes.The answer clearly used to be southern california; maybe northern, but I was 20-30 years late on being born (born in early 90s).I'm investigating Asia lately. Lots of countries out here you can get a condo for relatively cheap + the country itself has lots of room to boom.Filipinos are by and large retarded.>>2465005>What do you do that offers online income like that, anon?Software work for a large, global tech company.Background in comp sci from a top 10 university + commited to some degree of interview grind and hopping every 2 years.It's been a long setup. Not the easiest to replicate.If anyone goes this route, don't waste too much time fucking around with companies that don't already print money.
>>2460497> accidentallysure thing, anon, we believe you
>>2460900>Finland>climate is goodYeah if you don't mind living in darkness half of the year. There's a reason why they are a nation of drunks.
>>2465067I'm in a similar position, just making half as much. How did you make this location independent though? I need to retain my work permit for my gig, so I cannot stay out of the country too long, which significantly limits what I can do. Asking to move to another country would affect my salary.
>>2465082>How did you make this location independent though?I just up and left. It does help that I'm not on a visa with them or anything.If my company ends up caring (they haven't for over a year), I'll just find another one. Many many people are doing this.I can also all back on my $800k net worth to just surf and then teach ESL if need be. That kind of stack ups my confidence a lot.
>>2465093That's sweet, anon. Wish I could do the same, but I'd lose my permit if I stay abroad for too long. Need to figure out a way to get proper location independent income soon. I'm early thirties and I experienced all these kino moments in Asia, it's soulless here in Europe in comparison.
>>2465100protip: every place stops being "kino" when you have to live there
>>2456991>>2457001>>2457020>>2457210Any tips on how to make friends in switzerland as a foreigner, and integrate as much as possible? Currently looking to escape to their, at least temporarily, and make some money working in EMS as I hate where I live rn
>>2465102I get that, but at least I could interact with people there and get into all sorts of adventures. Might as well be a ghost where I currently live.
>>2465103Learn the local language of wherever you end up living. Then there's all sorts of clubs and classes you can join to attempt to make friends with Swiss people.
>>2458213>That dissent hinges upon one fact: despite all of this diveristy, you will be choosing ONE physical location to live in. You won't be living long term across all of these.Yeah but once you decide that you want to live in the US you have a buffet to choose from. Want to fuck off to the woods? Mountain west or Alaska. Want cheap farmland? Midwest is full of it. You want sun and hot weather? We have thousands of miles of subtropical coast and a shitload of desert. Want it cold, overcast and damp? We have New England, the PNW and Alaska. Want a taste of the arctic? Upper Midwest. Rich and want a globally relevant city? NYC/LA/Miami/etc.
>>2463106You sound like the exact kind of person I don't want in my country. If you think basic pandemic protocol is "Nazi" tier government you're the one who lacks spirit. Spending 2 weeks to quarantine isn't exactly a gas chamber dude. You genuinely come off as weak reading this lmao. When everyone's free to do anything nobody is, hopefully one day you realize that if anyone can do anything nobody can do anything. But I get it, shitting your pants in public like a diseased animal and smearing it on others (covid) must be true bliss for freedom fags like you.
>>2465554lmfao. The absolute state of Canadacucks. Thank you for reminding me to move out the country the moment I get my degree. No way I'm wasting my life in Frozen Pajeet North Korea.
Surprised people dont consider Australia. One of the few places i visited and would consider moving if my life/country turned to shit. t. Im from Portugal
>>2465554You described pretty well what would happen in your country nowadays if it had freedom.
>>2465554Even the idea of a pandemic protocol is a dystopian idea. It’s not even thinkable in a healthy pre-internet society.
>>2456537I've been thinking about this for a while but never had enough time for sufficient research.The conditions would be following:>reasonable taxes>not too much bureaucracy>some form of religious morality still present (no wokism BS)>relatively safe>drivable (without a bloody speed cam/bump every mile)>no fucking mosquitoes>not too expensive (optional)Since i'm European i've considered different Mediterranean countries for years, but lately i've also given a thought to some states in the US. Not physically sticking out as a North European would be a bonus.
I still love living in the US and I think it's the best place to live if you:>live in an affluent suburb/exurb >make over $200k (over $300k if in NY or CA)The thing about the US is that the gap between poor and rich quality of life is massive. It's impossible for a European to comprehend this until you see it. Our cities have gone to complete shit — but wealthy neighborhoods are like bizarro world, where most people are fit and polite, high-end fitness studios, boutiques, art galleries, dog chiropractors, etc. It's like being in feces-encrusted downtown San Francisco and then going a few miles east to Pleasanton or Walnut Creek; literally different worlds. Lastly, one other thing nobody talks about is that the US healthcare system is great if you're healthy and rich. Less of your money is highjacked to pay for strangers' healthcare, and you can purchase the highest quality care for yourself and others.
>>2461021Totally delusional obviously jaded incel, probably from central europe by the sound of it.
>>2456679Wow, I should have gone out when I went to Iceland. I did find a girl via Tinder, though.>>2456729No, Icelandic men are attractive, made friends with some 6'3 bro vikings; the genetic purity was astounding. To answer your question, Iceland is probably the most openly sexual society in the west, even among other scandi countries. It's dey cultcha going way back unironically.
It depends on your job, your age, your marital status and your hobbies. If you're 18 with no education and no dough, Thailand is going to suck. If you're single a and retired with a big pension check coming every month, you'll be up to your ears in hot poon every day and living like a god.
>>2465943>most sexually openNot even top ten mate
>>2466020>2005comically outdated, the iPhone didn't even exist yet
>>2465619This only applies if you can stomach the cultish worship of whatever stupid shit TPTB have decided you must worship that day. If some fragrant hobo gets murdered nearby you better put on your "I heckin love blaq ppl kill whitey" button or get ostracized.
What do you want?If you want decent land and to be mostly left alone, plenty of spots in South America. The commie shit that makes these places unbearable is almost entirely concentrated in cities and the violence in the North/Center. Very cheap land and the possibility of cheap labor to help out. I haven't visited but possibly east/east-central europe is the same for this minus labor. I would say america but people trying to bug out has become a political topic so you might have issues, and land is not that cheap when comparing other countries.To make a lot of money living in a city that is an overgrown shopping mall? Dubai is doing a lot of interesting things and experiencing a huge network effect recently from VC tech types running away from the western establishment. Singapore has nice opportunities as well but I would say slightly lower than Dubai.If you just want to live as if you're already retired but occasionally find ways to make a nickel online or through weird jobs, SEA. Insanely cheap, lots of visa opportunities including the basic visa run thing, almost zero violence when compared to SA or Africa, and for the most part the basics like electricity, infrastructure, food, and government stabilty are there (when comparing other very cheap countries I mean).
>>2456915>hot in summerEverything south of Seoul included is "fucking hot in summer". They all have ACs cranked up to eleven, so it evens out.>just Japan with less infrastructuresIt's a more chill version of Japan, it's also way cheaper in terms of food and rent, and if you're an engineer in certain fields, especially semi-conductors or microwave in general, you just live a good life there because the salaries are as high as germany with double the buying power.Also, the people there are just ridiculously nice and hospitable and it's not out of self interest since the country is relatively wealthy. The best relationship I ever had was there with a beautiful and smart woman that worked as a project manager at one of the tech firms. That also rubs off on the expat community. They're a helpful bunch, with very little to no weirdos, just decent people overall.
>>2465093fucking hell bro you just won at life, congratsI was considering doing a similar thing where I leverage my PhD and years as a research engineer to go to an anglo country, save up thanks to the higher wages, acquire the citizenship and fuck off to SEA where i'll live the rest of my life as an english teacher. This is a hellish fucking life and i'm just itching to hop off mr bones wild ride while i still can.either that or save up for a MBA to acquire in my mid thirties and plunge deep into corpo-hell. I'm not sure yet.
>>2456537I'm surprised I hear Canada more than Australia. I moved here from the UK 7 years ago and it was the best thing that ever happened to me. People are friendly and the climate is very nice for a western-style country. Also, they speak English. There are downsides but I'd say they don't really come up in everyday life. I guess the pay isn't as good as in America, but it's also much more peaceful. Has some very diverse parts but mostly with Asians.
>>2466430>Good climate>Friendly people>Speak English>Canada what.
Iceland or Taiwan
>>2466435He was talking about Australia.
>>2456537In a location I personally value safety, public transportation, cleanliness, introverted culture, nice architecture, nature, and a language that is actually worth learning relative to its time investment, attractive healthy people, and good food.With this criteria in mind my highest tier locations would be Japan, Switzerland, and Austria. If I drop the useful language and good food requirement then the Nordic countries become an option one tier lower. It all depends on what you personally value and then you research from there.
>>2457277> Im a 5'5 manlet visiting the Faroes for 3-4 days this fall>What are my odds of getting laid with a scandinavian cutie?The faroese aren't exceptionally tall, but they also aren't exceptionally attractive in my experience. If anything it felt like visiting a rural town in America, the population skews a bit older lol
>>2467079>Japan>language that is actually worth learning relative to its time investment
>>2467147Not that guy, but there is absolutely no question about the fact that Japanese proficiency makes a night and day difference when it comes to enjoying and succeeding in life in Japan. Only very useful in one country, maybe. But useful enough in that one country to justify the effort IMO. I feel the same way about Chinese—it’s much less useful internationally than people like to think it is, but it makes China phenomenally easier. English proficiency in China is negligible, even in Beijing, outside of tourist-facing businesses. Japan is slightly better at English than China, but there too you meet more people who can’t get by in it than people who can. I am of mixed opinions about the global value of German, although you meet a fair number of L2 speakers around some parts of Europe (fewer than L2+ English speakers, but enough that it can be helpful), and every native German speaker I have ever met abroad has seemed eager/relieved to speak German whenever possible. In German-speaking Switzerland it’s mandatory to learn it, and it’s helpful because everything is written in Standard German, but locals never speak it, even at work, unless they’re talking to foreigners, in favor of their native Swiss dialects, which are different enough from Hochdeutsch that Germans struggle to understand them. >>2467100I think Switzerland satisfies your cleanliness, safety, and transit requirements exceptionally well (I think we’ve got the best-integrated nationwide public transport network in Europe at least, and we must be in the top 10 globally), and maybe also your introversion criterion, except for the fact that getting into the business of strangers, telling them off for perceived misbehavior, is something of a national pastime, particularly among the middle-aged or older. But if you stay within the lines it’s possible to be largely ignored. Food isn’t so good, though—it’s more rustic and functional than gourmet, and expensive.
>>2467147I know it's trendy to hate on Japan again like we're back in 2013 but they're one of very few countries that still continues to create good books, music, games, and movies in their own language without relying on American media. It's also a necessity if you really want to explore Japan outside of the gimmicky tourist traps.>>2467169Switzerland is definitely a country I'll have to visit soon since I'm already in Europe for a few more months, I'll have to see if the food is a deal breaker, but as long as it's better than scandinavian food I probably wont have any complaints.
>>2467147Japanese oddly opens up a lot of Asia. There are lots of people throughout SE and East Asia who study some Japanese either as part of their high school/university program or just due to the outweighed cultural/former financial impact (although Japan is now less influential than South Korea and roughly at Thai levels).Lots of women who don't care if you speak English (or can't speak English), but if you're a white guy who speaks Japanese, you're suddenly interesting to them.
>>2467211>Lots of women who don't care if you speak English (or can't speak English), but if you're a white guy who speaks Japanese, you're suddenly interesting to them.Does that happen outside of language schools and anime conventions?t. Japanese speaker
>>2456537Havn't been everywhere but I do rate the places I visit for livability and so far #1 is actually Hong Kong.Sure it's a tad depressing ever since China decided to be China and the locals hate it. But overall you get a super vibrant and exciting city with elite metro system,easy dating with locals who are as diverse as they are fun,almost NYC level for work opportunities if you have an actual careerplus super easy to get drugs
>>2456569>good morning sirs
>>2468397Does JBW apply for HK? What kinds of drugs are easily accessible?
>>2468418Yes and no. HK is very diverse and obviously has had plenty of white people around for a long time. However, in HK there is still remnants of a colonial culture where white people are generally stereotyped into being more classy, wealthy and ofc attractive. You're not gonna be anyone's first foreigner, or white guy. But it does give you points with Chinese women and in career as well.Again though, HK is super diverse. So you're not only dating Chinese. You'll meet Ausies, Japanese, English, Indian, ect. as well. Point is with cooming is that I had a comparable tinder experience to Colombia, Peru or Chechia in Hong Kong.As for drugs it can get a bit expensive but if you just go out you'll be offered. My first Friday I went on a Tinder date going out partying and the gal invited her friend, who's first words she said to me were "you wanna get a bag?" The staples of weed, coke, MDMA, speed are about as easy to get as your desire to find em. Coke girl later told me she knew a guy who had 2cb though we never did it, so more exotic stuff can be found too
I would tell you it is the one you're born in, but it depends on how ones life is lived, truly.
>>2468397Hong Kong is top tier but you need not just a good job, but a REALLY good job to live there comfortably.Singapore used to be cheaper but now the rents have skyrocketed there so the two are probably comparable now.
Japan. I lived there. You get the obvious parts. Tokyo, city stuff, etc. Rent is affordable, eating out is cheap. 15 public holidays per year. Countryside is easy to get PT and is beautiful.
>>2468478Japan is a beautiful country but the people are some of the worst I've met in any place. Unsociable, unfriendly, fake polite, and generally two-faced. It doesn't help that the salaries are shit and working conditions are not great (at best).All in all it can be comfy if you work for a foreign company and move there with a wife or something and just want to settle down I guess.
>>2468489Simply go to Osaka
>>2456569This is literally propaganda paid for by the Trudeau regime to get Pajeets to move here and get fucked doing terrible work for peanuts and not being able to afford anything.Literally India has more opportunities now than Canada.
>>2468493salaries are even worse in Osaka and there are barely any jobs
>>2462633>I fantasize about buying a house in a German village sometimeswe're verging on Honk Konk tier prices m8. You're purchasing a pod at best and ju will be happy.
>>2466020>Israeldon't jews frown upon pre-marital sex?
>>2458213You guys always talk about how terrible black Americans are. I've literally never had a problem with a black person here and I've lived in two areas with 20% or more black population. Even if you're a massive racist you just move to a less diverse suburb 6 miles away. It's not hard.
>>2461021never been to any of these countries and gets his news from pol, lmao
>>2456991I agree with this. Born and raised in Switzerland from an immigrant family from eastern europe (not albanian or serb). Academically and professionally I'm successful but I don't feel happy here because of the negative aspects you mentioned. Like 40-50% of residents here are of non-Swiss origin and to me it's a soulless place where people of the same nationality only hang around each other. Neighbors don't know or greet each other because non of them have anything in common with each other. You have tons of immigrants who barely speak German or any of the other official languages. I can't connect with actual Swiss people either despite growing up here all my life and speaking the language perfectly. Subconsciously, the Swiss see me as a foreign entity and understandably so because I don't look like them. But I have no problem with that whatsoever because I understand that multiculturalism doesn't work. People from a similar background are automatically way more receptive to me and are the only ones I can connect with on a deeper level. I wish it wasn't that way but it just is. I suspect this is the same for every non-Swiss unless you're a highly charismatic person who can connect with all people. The most accurate comparison I'd make is the following: Ugly men exist and don't receive attention from women or any kind of positive reaction. Same with foreigners and the Swiss. They will automatically reject you because their subconscious tells them: "YOU AND I ARE DIFFERENT PEOPLE!"They are correct, of course. Apart from that, it's an awesome country.
>>2469037>I've literally never had a problem with a black person here and I've lived in two areas with 20% or more black population.People that say shit like this are unconsciously lying. Just like the retards who live in dangerous cities and say it doesn't effect their area, and then in the next sentence talk about how the drug dealers in the apartment below got shot up. They genuinely believe what they say, they are just Orwell crimestop indoctrinated and cannot see what is actually going on around them.
>>2468489I didn’t have that problem. They were nice to me. When I lived in the middle of nowhere old people were nice to me and we had chats in the onsen bath (I worked there). In Tokyo, see old lady fall off bike, help her up etc.
>>2469463LMAO imagine being this naive and racist. Sad!
>>2456562^^^^^^thist. a saudi
>>2456569Fuck Canada, if you don't like having any fun and like spending an arm and a leg on everything then it'd be perfect for you.
>>2468943Israel isn't just Jews though. If you're talking about places like Bnei Barak you'd be absolutely correct though.
>>2456569Inferior and cold Australia
>>2468936I know but so is everywhere else. I’m in a semi-rural county here in the states and there are 2 bedroom cottages the size of a small apartment in less than half an acre selling for half a million dollars.
>>2468435And certain possibilities for how you live your life will vary from country to country.there are ways of living inScotland that aren’t possible in Arizona and Vice versa.
>>2467204Music and games? Sure. Books and movies? No.
>>2469463Sheltered CUMGUZZLING faggot moron.>t.lived in working class neighborhoods in the rust belt for almost 20 years
>>2456724Is Hawaii really that great to live in?
>>2467169Disagree on Chinese - its quite useful outside of China with the massive overseas Chinese population literally everywhere and the entirely separate Chinese societies they set up in other countries. Also throughout SEA Chinese is easily the 2nd most useful language after English